series I don’t plan on finishing

A few weeks ago, I realized I used to write posts on series I don’t want to finish. The last time I posted one of those lists, however, was in September 2016! It’s been more than 2 years since that post, and I definitely have more series to talk about.

As someone who reads a lot of fantasy books, I read a lot of series. I have had to admit to myself that there’s no way I’ll be able to read all the series I’ve started, as well as the ones I want to start in the future. I’ve become more strict with DNFing series. I used to wait before declaring series as a DNF because I couldn’t shake that what-if feeling. What if I ended up loving the next book? I never would have known if I had quit reading the series! I don’t do that anymore.

I don’t have time to waste on books I don’t think I will love. I don’t want to start a book knowing I’ll end up giving it 3 stars because it was just another okay read. All I want in life are spectacular books that blow my mind. So I’ve learned to say goodbye to series I didn’t really love.

Today, I am sharing a few series I have recently decided not to finish. I’ll probably end up writing more of these posts again, as there are plenty of possible picks for them. Don’t kill me if these are some of your favorites…

an ember in the ashes

Read > An Ember in the Ashes
Author > Sabaa Tahir

I read the first book in the series last September, after years of putting it off. There was so much hype surrounding this series before the first book was even released. It scared me because I didn’t want to be let down by the book. In 2018, I decided it was finally time to give the series a go. It is pitched as a young adult fantasy novel set in a Roman Empire-inspired world. I absolutely loved the setting and the brutality of it, but hated that the first book was pretty much 80% “romance”. We’re talking love square here. I just can’t deal with it, and it turned a captivating fantasy novel into a meh book for me.

the wrath and the dawn

Read > The Wrath and the Dawn
Author > Renée Ahdieh

Same story as above, to be honest. I put off reading this duology for years because of the hype. I finally gave it a try a few weeks ago, and was so disappointed. It wasn’t bad at all, just not as good as I was hoping it would be. We went from “he’s a monster who kills a woman every day” to “he’s such a handsome guy and I want to be with him” WAY too fast. As the relationship between the characters bothered me, I couldn’t seem to enjoy the rest of the book either.

the iron druid chronicles

Read > Hounded and Hexed
Author > Kevin Hearne

This series is an entirely different story than the previous two. I actually quite enjoyed the first two books, which you can see in my Goodreads ratings. However, in the second book there was a scene that made me incredibly uncomfortable. After finishing it, I read that there’s quite a lot of sexism throughout the series – and things I even missed in the first two. I just don’t have time for that, to be honest.

southern reach

Read > Annihilation
Author > Jeff Vandermeer

Another series I actually enjoyed! I read the first book years ago and absolutely loved it, even though it was so weird I could barely understand what was happening. I have since watched the movie as well, which I would recommend. I have simply lost interest in finishing the series since then. I’m okay with not having any answers whatsoever, which I never thought I’d say.


I won’t be finishing these 4 series, I’m finally admitting defeat. Have you read any of these? Which series will you probably never finish?

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’ve Been Meaning to Start for Ages

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week I will make a list of 10 books, authors or other bookish things surrounding a certain topic. This week, we’re talking about series we’ve been meaning to start!

The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive #1) by Brandon Sanderson // I really need to read this… But it’s so intimidating! That paperback copy is like 1200 pages long and so heavy.

Insurrection (Insurrection #1) by Robyn Young // I’ve had the first two books in the trilogy on my shelves for 2 years now, I think. And I still haven’t read them. This is historical fiction set in the 13th century and it’s about Edward of England, and a possible Scottish civil war. Sounds intriguing! 

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin // I adored her Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and Broken Kingdoms, so I’m really excited to read more of her works. I still have to read the last book to the Inheritance trilogy, but I’ll get to that eventually too. 

Stormbird (Wars of the Roses #1) by Conn Iggulden // Another historical fiction book! I bought this book and the sequel in a book sale maybe 2 years ago and I still haven’t read them. Do you see a trend here? This one is also set in England but this time during the 15th century! 

Age of Myth (Legend of the First Empire #1) by Michael J. Sullivan // Michael J. Sullivan is one of my favorite authors. I wanted to read this book immediately when it was released last year, but I didn’t. I generally prefer paperbacks, and they first only had hardcovers and then the paperbacks were extremely expensive. BUT a copy is now on its way to me, and I will definitely read this during the summer. 

Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1) by Mark Lawrence // I still have his Prince of Thorns on my unread shelf, but this one just looks incredible. It’s about a girl called Nona, who was brought to the Convent of Sweet Mercy (assassin nuns!) when she was eight, bloodstained and accused of murder.

A Natural History of Dragons (Memoirs of Lady Trent #1) by Marie Brennan // This really sounds amazing. It’s about Lady Trent, a famous dragon naturalist. She’s basically telling her story throughout these books (which is why they’re called the memoirs, obviously). Dragons though!

Malice (Faithful and the Fallen #1) by John Gwynne // I have no idea what this is about. I know it’s epic fantasy, people love it and the cover looks amazing. I’m going into it blind!

Promise of Blood (Powder Mage #1) by Brian McClellan // The synopsis of this one starts with: “The Age of Kings is dead… and I have killed it.” EPIC?

The Red Knight (Traitor Son Cycle #1) by Miles Cameron // I have no clue what this is about. I know it’s fantasy. I know many people like it. I know I bought the second book during a sale. Still need to buy the first book though…


Those are 10 series I’ve been meaning to start for a while! Have you read any of these? Which one should I give priority to?

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I Want to Finish in 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week I will make a list of 10 books, authors or other bookish things surrounding a certain topic. This week is a freebie week, so I’m going with 10 series I want to finish in 2017. I only included series that are either already finished, or will be in 2017. I hope that’s not too optimistic though.

The Others by Anne Bishop // To read: Etched in Bone // I am determined to finish this series this year, because the final book will be released in a week or two. I’m SO excited, everyone. I know she’s writing a spinoff in the same world (with the same series title) but I’m counting that as a separate one because it will no longer revolve around these characters.

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen // To read: The Invasion of the Tearling, The Fate of the Tearling // I really enjoyed the first book, and I don’t want to wait 2 years before reading the next one. I’m hoping to finish this trilogy this year, because I can’t wait to see what Kelsea does next. 

Farseer by Robin Hobb // To read: Assassin’s Quest // I need to finish this trilogy! I want to read far more Robin Hobb this year, and that can only happen when I finish this trilogy. I’m excited to see what will happen to Fitz. Also: scared.

Southern Reach by Jeff Vandermeer // To read: Authority, Acceptance // This was so weird, which is exactly why I want to continue. The first one was an incredibly quick read, so I hope I’ll be able to read the next 2 this year.

Inheritance by N.K. Jemisin // To read: The Kingdom of Gods // Another fantasy trilogy I really need to finish. I absolutely adored the first two! I have no idea what the third one will entail though. 

Curse Workers by Holly Black // To read: Black Heart // I quite enjoyed the first two books in this trilogy! The only reason I haven’t finished it, is because I haven’t been listening to audio books lately. I really want to read this one through audio, because Jesse Eisenberg narrates it. 

Empress of Bright Moon by Weina Dai Randel // To read: The Empress of Bright Moon // A duology I still have to finish! I read the first book last year, and was pleasantly surprised by it. It’s the author’s debut, and the duology is a historical fiction one set in China.

Night Angel by Brent Weeks // To read: Shadow’s Edge, Beyond the Shadows // I actually have the second book already, I have no idea why I haven’t continued. I really need to, before I truly forget everything that happened in the first book -I’ve already forgotten so much.

Paradox by Rachel Bach // To read: Heaven’s Queen // Why did I NEVER finish this??? I have no clue. It’s a space opera trilogy by one of my favorite authors. I really enjoyed the first two books, which I found fun and addictive. So I really need to finish Dev’s story. 

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis // To read: The Silver Chair, The Horse and His Boy, The Magician’s Nephew, The Last Battle // Confession: I’ve never read the last 4 Narnia books… Oops. Something to amend this year.


Those are the 10 series I really want to finish this year! Have you finished any of these? Which one should I prioritize? Which series do you want to finish this year? 

Top 5 Wednesday: Series That Got Worse With Each Book

Another #T5W post for you all! Today, I’m talking about series that, in my opinion, got increasingly worse with each book. I’m not saying that ALL of these books are bad. Just that I think the series should’ve probably ended sooner. 

Books mentioned:

  1. Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich
  2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  3. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
  4. Georgina Kincaid by Richelle Mead
  5. The Selection by Kiera Cass

How Should a YA Fantasy Series End? My Thoughts On Series Endings.

Recently, I finished a few YA fantasy series and it made me think about how important a series ending really is for me. It can elevate the series to favorites-level, or make me think of it less fondly. So today, I thought I’d talk to you about what I believe is important when ending a (YA fantasy) series. 

Please note, I’m not a(n) writer/author and really have no authority here. So I can’t tell you what to write or what not to write. Let’s just hear me out without getting upset. 

Also, I am not going to spoil any of these series/endings for you! No worries, I won’t go into any specifics whatsoever. 

These are 5 series enders I quite recently read. With recently, I mean this year. I’ve read these books this year -and all of them are the last book in a YA fantasy series. Some endings I loved, some I didn’t like as much. 

Here’s my main point of this blog post: an ending to a series should feel realistic. It shouldn’t feel forced. And no matter how much we love our happy endings and romances, and for all our precious favorite characters to be happy forevermore, that’s not realistic. 

THE TOLL OF WAR AND CONFLICT

In a lot of YA fantasy series, there is a great war or conflict happening. For example, in the Remnant Chronicles, the Trylle trilogy and the Malediction trilogy I’ve shown above, several countries/species are at war -or at least a war is brewing. And in Six of Crows and The Infernal Devices shown above, there is a conflict going on as well. These characters are put into incredibly dangerous situations, at such a young age. 

These wars and conflicts will have an effect on the characters who have suffered through it all. If you’ve seen friends die, if you’ve been kidnapped or attacked: this will leave a lasting change. You will no longer be the same. You will always be someone who survived. 

I’ve been thinking about all of this ever since I read Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. I won’t tell you details, because I promised you I’d keep this post spoiler free. Many of the characters in this series have been through some trauma, and they aren’t just fine. The trauma had repercussions, as it should. I was so attached to the characters in this series, because they felt so real. And one aspect of them that made them seem so real was their scars (not just literally speaking here). 

In my opinion, more characters should portray these aspects of life. People suffer through many things after experiencing trauma: some people have PTSD, vivid nightmares, not being able to be touched, panic attacks, etc. Those are just some possible effects after going through something so terrible. So why do almost none of our heroes go through them? Why are most of our protagonists in fantasy absolutely fine after battlefields, murder and losing friends? Why don’t we talk about this? 

Usually by the last book in the series, our characters have gone through some real shit. So I think that at least in that book, our protagonists should show at least some aftershock or effect. 

THE CASE FOR (AND AGAINST) HAPPY ENDINGS

Here’s where you’ll really start to hate me. One of the books I read recently had an ending that was a bit… too happy for me. And I actually liked it less because of its happy ending.

If you have a main character group of 5 or 6 young people who go to war or have ended up in some sort of conflict, I think it’s a bit too optimistic to have them all come out of it not only without any sort of trauma, but with the love of their lives as well. 

Like I said before, I need a book to feel realistic. Even if it’s a fantasy novel. That’s how you get attached to the characters, after all. And I hate to burst your bubble, but not everyone gets their happy ending. That’s not how life works, after all. 

I’m going to cause myself some heartbreak by saying this, but I think that not every character should get their happy ending and that not every character should survive. Hundreds, thousands and millions of people die in a war or conflict. But if you’re a friend of the leader, apparently you don’t have to worry because you’re going to be okay, and you’ll even find your one true love. 

It’s just not realistic, and that makes reading it over and over again just a tad less fun to me. Yes, I want them to be happy. But I also don’t want to feel lied to? 

I want these characters to have the ending that feels right for them. The ending with choices that the characters would have made, instead of the ending the author wanted for them. That’s why I both love and hate the ending of the Lord of the Rings movies. I hate it because I want those little hobbits to live together forever and be happy. But I’m also happy, because it’s a choice that feels right for Frodo. Yes, the others will miss him -and he will miss them. But this is what HE needs. Not what I, as the reader, need. 

When you have these characters, who have dreams and plans for a life after this conflict, you cannot make them give it all up for love. That’s not a message you should send. You can love someone, and let them fulfill their dreams. Make a choice that your character would make. Do what THEY need. Do not be afraid of letting your readers down. If they understand your characters as well as you do, they will know why you ended it like that. 

THE CASE FOR HAPPY ENDINGS?

I’m not a complete monster. You shouldn’t kill everyone (or their loved ones) in the end. There should be a mix of happiness and sadness. A bittersweet moment at the end -like in real life. 

Of course, I do think that there should always be some books out there with the perfect happy ending. Books we can turn to when real life lets us down, to just feel hopeful and happy. But there’s a genre for that too: fairy tales. Fairy tales, their retellings, and so on almost always have a happy ending. That’s why we love them so much. Not just because they taught us morals, but because you want to see the prince and princess together by the end. 


So what do you think? Should there always be a happy ending? Should it always be bittersweet? Have you ever seen the difference between what a character would have done vs what the author wanted for their character?

Series I Won’t Finish #8

I told you I’d try to keep putting up these posts on Monday! Another success. I’m sure you all know what this post is about, either from the title or the previous ones you’ve read. I’m back with 5 more series I won’t finish! 

#1: Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong

bitten

What I’ve Read: Bitten

Why I Won’t Continue: I read this because I’d seen the first 2 seasons of the TV show and absolutely loved it. Of course I had to read the book, right? I liked this, but I liked the TV show more. I believe I especially enjoyed Elena’s character more in the series. This book-series is just so long, I don’t think I can commit to it. I will be watching the “new” season of the show though. 

#2: The Syrena Legacy by Anna Banks 

What I’ve Read: Of Poseidon, Of Triton

Why I Won’t Continue: This is a trilogy, so I’d only have to read one more book. Yet I don’t feel like doing so. I read the first two books of the trilogy in 2013, and thought they were quite nice. It’s about a girl who doesn’t realize she’s a syren (or mermaid?) and a guy who helps her realize it. I haven’t really been into the YA-paranormal theme the past months/years so I don’t think I’ll ever finish this one.

#3: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

the darkesst minds

What I’ve Read: The Darkest Minds

Why I Won’t Continue: I read this one when I was in my I-love-dystopians phase. I don’t read many dystopians anymore though. I think I may have read too many in one period of time, and now most of them feel so similar to me. While I of course may still read some dystopians once in a while, I don’t think these books will be part of it.

#4: Graceling Realm by Kristin Cashore

What I’ve Read: Graceling, Fire

Why I Won’t Continue: Another series I read in 2013. It was I believe the year I got back into reading, so I read a lot of books back then. Often times different genres or series to discover what I liked most. That’s why there are now so many I don’t feel like continuing. I did love Graceling, I think it is an amazing YA fantasy. These books are companion novels though, and I’m not really interested in reading Bitterblue’s story (which is the third book).

#5: House of Night by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

What I’ve Read: Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, Untamed, Hunted, Tempted, Burned

Why I Won’t Continue: I can’t even remember when I read these books. It must have been before 2012 or 2011, because I can’t even recall. I do remember it being about vampyres and a girl Zoey who is marked as a fledgling and has to go to the House of Night. But hold on, she’s not just a fledgling! She’s a kind of chosen one. I did love my vampire stories back  then -don’t get me wrong, I can still enjoy one. It’s safe to say I have absolutely zero interest in reading the next 5 books in the series. 


Those were 5 more series I won’t continue. Have you started or read any of them? Do you also have those series you vaguely remember reading, but have no idea when or what actually happened?

Series I Won’t Finish #7

Another Monday, another post with 5 series I won’t ever finish! I thought I’d keep the Monday theme for a bit, as I’m scheduling these beforehand. Yes, I’m a master of time management 😉

#1: Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger

soulless

What I’ve Read: Soulless

Why I Won’t Continue: So many book bloggers and booktubers I love and trust adore this series. So I decided to give it a go. I think it’s a blend between historical fiction, and an urban fantasy/paranormal story. I liked it fine, but I wasn’t enough of a fan to continue the series. I think this particular blend of genres just didn’t suit me well. 

#2: The Seven Deadly by Fisher Amelie

vain

What I’ve Read: Vain

Why I Won’t Continue: This is another case of “it was fine, but not great”. There are so many books out there, I don’t feel like continuing with one I’m not truly enjoying or loving. I liked Vain, and it teaches the reader a great lesson. But I’m not interested in continuing the series.

#3: Anna by Kendare Blake

anna dressed in blood

What I’ve Read: Anna Dressed in Blood

Why I Won’t ContinueAnna is a duology, so it wouldn’t be too much of an effort to continue it. Yet I don’t want to. I’d have to spend money on the sequel, and I probably wouldn’t get to it for years as it’s not a book I’m truly excited about. The first book was described as a teenage version of Supernatural, one of my favorite shows. I gave the book 5 stars when I read it, so I must’ve agreed. Yet I have no urge to read on.

#4: Twisted Tales by Liz Braswell

What I’ve Read: A Whole New World, Once Upon a Dream

Why I Won’t Continue: Twisted Tales is a series of retellings of popular fairy tales. I quite enjoyed the first book, A Whole New World, although many people didn’t. I suspect it’s because Aladdin is one of my favorite childhood movies. I read Once Upon a Dream, the Sleeping Beauty retelling, in the beginning of this year. Or I tried, at least. I DNFed it, because I really wasn’t feeling it. So I also won’t be continuing the series. 

#5: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

the goddess test

What I’ve Read: The Goddess Test

Why I Won’t Continue: Mythology! YAY! That’s usually what I think when I see a mythology retelling. I love them, especially when they include Greek mythology which has been an interest of mine for as long as I can remember. I read this book in 2013 (strike one) and gave it 3 stars (strike two). I usually don’t feel like continuing after so much time has passed, and especially not if I didn’t even love the first book. Looking at my review notes from back then, I thought the main character was too whiny in the beginning although she got her act together by the end. 


Those are 5 more series I won’t continue or finish. Have you started one of these? Let me know!

Series I Won’t Finish #6

I’m back with another installment of series I won’t finish. Yes, 6 posts of these might seem like a lot to you. But I’ve read quite a few books in the past years, most of those belonging to a series. And there’s just no way I’m finishing all of them.

#1: Covenant by Jennifer L. Armentrout

What I’ve Read: Half-Blood, Pure, Deity

Why I Won’t Continue: Jennifer L. Armentrout’s books are always so addictive. I tend to read them in a matter of hours. They’re fun and quick reads. Yet I don’t have any desire to finish this series. I don’t think it’s her best, and it’s been several years since I read Deity. 

#2: The Selection by Kiera Cass

What I’ve Read: The Selection (#1), The Elite (#2), The One (#3), The Heir (#4)

Why I Won’t Continue: I only have one book to read to complete the series. Yet that still feels like too much effort for me. I quite enjoyed the first trilogy, as they are kind of like a guilty pleasure TV show. Fun and entertaining, not too serious. Yet I hated Eadlyn, the main character in The Heir. Absolutely despised her. And I can’t even read one more book from her perspective. 

#3: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

What I’ve Read: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels

Why I Won’t Continue: This is one of the series that inspired me to write this Series I Won’t Finish-series. It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of this series. I think it’s way too long, and probably should’ve ended at book 3. I’m not a big fan of the characters or the story. I do love her Infernal Devices trilogy so don’t think I’m just hating on her as an author. And I quite like the TV show Shadowhunters.

#4:  To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

To all the boys I've loved before

What I’ve Read: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Why I Won’t ContinueI read this when it first came out, and only realized it wouldn’t be a standalone when I reached the ending. I was not okay. I tried reading the second book, but just couldn’t get into it. Apparently another guy gets introduced, etc. I don’t care. I don’t know what happens in the next book(s) but I’ll just be over here pretending there were 30 more pages to this one in which Lara gets her happy ending with Peter.

#5:  Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

burn for burn

What I’ve ReadBurn for Burn

Why I Won’t Continue: I read this years ago, and I believe it was my first Jenny Han read. I did enjoy this book, don’t get me wrong. But I have no interest in continuing. It’s about a trio of girls who are seeking revenge on guys. I enjoyed it at the time, but I don’t think I’d enjoy the sequels anymore. I also don’t feel a need to know what happens in the end?


So those are 5 more series I won’t be finishing! Have you read any of these? What did you think of them? 

Series I Won’t Finish #5

It’s been almost 2 months since my last segment of Series I Won’t finish (1, 2, 3 and 4 here). You guys seemed to really enjoy those posts though, so I thought it time to start back up again. I think I have another 30 or so series I don’t plan on finishing -and some I’m not certain I should. So here are 5 more!

#1: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

snow like ashes

What I’ve Read: Snow Like Ashes (#1)

Why I Won’t Continue: I wrote a mini review on this last week, but I’ll sum it up here for you. I did like this book, and I enjoyed reading it. But I felt like there was nothing truly special about it? It just felt like so many other YA fantasy books I’ve read about a conquered kingdom, and its rebels fighting back in secret. 

#2: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

bloodlines

What I’ve Read: Bloodlines (#1)

Why I Won’t Continue: Don’t get me wrong, I quite like Richelle Mead’s works. I loved her Vampire Academy series when I read it, and I loved her Georgina Kincaid series last year. It’s just been so long since I read Bloodlines, and my tastes in reading have changed quite a bit. I don’t have any motivation to pick up the rest of this series… 

#3: The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen

the wicked + the divine vol 1

What I’ve Read: The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1

Why I Won’t Continue: I really didn’t like this graphic novel. Mainly because I had absolutely NO idea what was going on the entire time. I know you won’t have a full story with a graphic novel volume as you do with a book. But I was so confused the entire time, and didn’t get a single answer by the end.

#4: The Breakup Doctor by Phoebe Fox

the breakup doctor

What I’ve Read: The Breakup Doctor (#1) 

Why I Won’t Continue: I quite liked the first part of the book. The second part felt like a complete disaster to me. The main character turned into a crazy stalker of her ex-boyfriend. And she was so judgy! 

#5: P.I. Cassie Cruise by S.L. Ellis

lane changes

What I’ve Read: Lane Changes (#1)

Why I Won’t Continue: I didn’t really enjoy this mystery novel. I usually do enjoy mystery books featuring a P.I. -it’s a love I’ve had ever since Veronica Mars. But this book seems to be an exception. I just didn’t like the main character: she was rude, mean and stuck her nose into everyone else’s business for no reason.


Those are 5 more series I won’t be finishing! Have you read any of these? What did you think of them? What are some series you won’t finish?

Series I Won’t Finish #3

It’s here, the third installment of my Series I Won’t Finish series. If you haven’t seen part 1 and part 2 before, I’ve provided the link!

#1: The Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore

What I read: I Am Number Four, The Power of Six, The Rise of Nine

It’s been such a long time since I read these! To be honest, I can’t remember anything further than the plot of I Am Number Four. Oops. When I read these, I liked them well enough. I didn’t think they were amazing, but I had fun reading. But I’ve outgrown them, I think. I know I’m not interested in finishing the series, especially because I just saw it has like 7 books. 

#2: Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

confessions of a shopaholic

What I read: Confessions of a shopaholic

I actually think I’ve read more than just the first one, but seeing as it’s been almost 8-10 years since I read it, I don’t remember. I actually quite like the movie of this one, now that I think of it. I like to pretend that this story ended here. You know? I’m happy with the way it ended. I do love the majority of her stand-alones, so I like to pretend this is one of them too.

#3: The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore

the walking dead

What I read: Vol.1 Days Gone Bye

I wasn’t really into this graphic novel… I know how popular the TV show is, so maybe I’ll give that a try instead. I wasn’t really attached to the characters, or the plot, even after 144 pages. 

#4: Chew by John Layman

What I read: Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3 and Vol 4

I actually really enjoyed this series while I was reading it. The concept was really unique and intriguing -Tony can see the past of things/people by eating from it/them. It’s so interesting! But I found that when I wasn’t reading this, I also wasn’t truly excited to pick up the next one. I liked it well enough, but I’m not exactly excited to continue…

#5: Elemental by Brigid Kemmerer

What I read: Elemental (#0.5), Storm (#1), Fearless (#1.5) and Spark (#2)

Again, a series I quite enjoyed while I was reading it! I’ve always loved “magic” that includes the elements, and power over it. And these are all brothers! Like I said, I did enjoy the 4 I read, but I found that my interest had diminished after that one. I didn’t feel like reading the next book. And now that there are like 6 or 7 books in the series, I don’t feel like committing to all of that. 


These are 5 more series I don’t want to finish. At least, I’m not planning to right now. Have you read any of these books/series?